Job Title: Supervising Social Worker
Location: Office Based (Belfast) covering all of Northern Ireland
Contract Type: Permanent – Full Time
Salary: Up to £33,000, depending on experience
Car Allowance: £3,000
About the Role
We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced social worker to join our team at Kindercare Fostering covering all of Northern Ireland. The ideal candidate will share our ongoing commitment in providing excellence in the quality placements we provide for the children and young people in our care. This is a permanent position.
Supervising Social Workers are responsible for managing fostering families across Northern Ireland. The successful candidate will be responsible for recruiting, assessing, supervising, training, and supporting foster carers and the children and young people they look after. Your primary responsibility will be providing quality and professional services by supervising and supporting allocated foster carers, their children and young people and completing necessary documentation.
This is your chance to join a high achieving team at Kindercare Fostering.
About Kindercare Fostering
Kindercare NI is a non-profit making independent fostering agency covering the whole of Northern Ireland. We are designed to meet a wide range of children's needs including complex behavioural issues and provide our carers with the support and training required to deal with these.
We are committed to children and young people who have experienced abuse, disruption, and trauma in their lives. We also aim to provide the best service to our carers through support and training and to value the enormous contribution they make to the lives of children who cannot live with their own family.
About the Group
We are part of the National Fostering Group – the UK’s largest independent fostering family.
Our highly skilled and dedicated fostering community supports Local Trusts by providing short or long-term foster placements for thousands of vulnerable children and teenagers throughout the UK. With 100% of our 26 regional fostering agencies officially recognised by Ofsted, Welsh and Scottish regulators as either ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Good’, it is perhaps not surprising that more people choose to foster with our fostering agencies than any other fostering provider in the UK.
Kindercare Fostering is based in Belfast and covers the Northern Ireland area.
Who we are looking for
You will need to be a qualified Social Worker and possess a good working knowledge of relevant legislation and their impact on fostering services. Participation in an evening and weekend on call rota is expected and no additional payment is included.
You will be a strong communicator, both written and verbal, have good IT skills and be flexible and able to travel throughout the area.
- Qualified Social Worker (DipSW or CQSW or equivalent)
- Car driver and access to a vehicle
- Current registration with the relevant Social Work regulatory council (NISCC)
- Recent experience in services for children (fostering experience desirable)
Why work for us?
- Holidays starting at 25 days per annum
- Extensive training suite
- Career development across the Group
- Professional support network
- “Your Wellbeing Matters"- access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services
- Employee Rewards Hub – access to discounts, offers and cashback with 100s of retailers
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks.
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer